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Port of Savannah gets new cranes for loading cargo on trucks

June 24, 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority is increasing its fleet of mobile cranes used to load cargo onto trucks at the Port of Savannah.

Port officials said in a news release Monday that a ship carrying five new rubber-tired gantry cranes arrived over the weekend. The delivery boosts the port’s overall number of truck-loading cranes to 151. An additional seven cranes are expected by the end of September.

The cranes are used to lift large shipping containers carried to and from the port by truck. The executive director of Georgia’s state-owned seaports, Griff Lynch, says the additional cranes will help Savannah’s port remain competitive amid explosive growth.

Savannah has the fourth-busiest container port in the U.S. A total of 4.3 million container units moved through the Port of Savannah in 2018.

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